Shout out to the reverts that were born into Muslim families, but left the fold of Islam sometime in between and reverted back to it. Seems like their struggles are often silenced, so s/o to all those reverts..
Make dua Allah gives me the strength and patience to help my mother and family understand Islam. It can be very hard as a revert, but I want Muslims to understand how grateful they truly are. You were born a Muslim something I always wish I had. Say alhamdulillah. I wish I had Muslim parents. I wish I had someone to pray with and read Quran with. I wish I didn’t have to cry myself to sleep every night because my family doesn’t understand my deen; due to ignorance they taunt me, and want to hurt me. I wish I didn’t have to hide to pray or rush salah because I hear my relatives approaching my room. Being a revert means dealing with constant worries and loneliness… All we have is Allah on our side. Allah knows I wouldn’t be strong, but most importantly I wouldn’t be here. This dunya was too much for me I thought about taking my own life, but Allah blessed me with Islam. Brother’s and sister’s, I want to be the best Muslim I can be and also bring my family along with me. You’re blessed, if your parents are to die today or tomorrow (God forbid. May Allah bless them.) you’re able to pray Allah has mercy on them. I love my mother so much, wallahi I hurt thinking about my mothers akhira. Please be thankful, please brothers and sisters. I can’t even make dua for her if she’s to die. Allah guides whom He wills, but we mustnt doubt the power of supplication. I want you to pray for not only for me and my family, but yourselves and your beautiful parents. Subhaanallah😓😓 My family is very ignorant towards Islam based on how our religion is portrayed if only they knew Islam saved my life. I love Allah. I love Allah so much, I LOVE ALLAH. No one can take my Lord away from me. Allah is my everything. Many reverts can understand this, imagine something so meaningful and beautiful like our deen.. Being talked about so poorly. My family hate Muslims and if they were to find out I don’t know what would happen. My mother knows and my grandma knows, and they disagree with my decision and of course they bother me about it alot. I don’t care about them ridiculing me or hurting me, this is my test. What hurts me is picturing my mother in hellfire. That’s terrifying and heartbreaking. I wrote this because I can’t stress enough, brothers and sisters dont be ungrateful I risk many things for Islam. I see Muslims speaking poorly about their religion to appeal to the non believers, and it infuriates me. Thank Allah for every blessing you have, He can take them away in a matter of seconds. 😓😓😓
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things. —النور
It’s interesting to see all the different reasons people convert to Islam. Some convert for their significant other, which has such a stigma to it, but never forget that Allah guides whom He wills. If someone learns about Islam to marry their partner, that doesn’t mean they cannot become absolutely devoted to their new religion. The vast majority become beautiful ambassadors of Islam. It is very easy to fall in love with Islam so what brings one to Islam is not as important as what makes one stay. Some people seem to convert for the Islamic fashion, which is …interesting… but insha’Allah they also will learn to love other aspects of the religion and become more observant and devoted in time. You can always tell who is insincere with their conversion because they will get angry when they’re given naseeha (sound and caring advice). A true Muslim will WANT to learn their deen and they will WANT to practice correctly. I remember when I reached this moment and I started to thank sisters for advising me, even if I didn’t ask. Because I wanted to learn, I wanted to know how to practice properly, that was so important to me. I thirsted for knowledge. A person who converts for superficial reasons will have superficial knowledge and superficial beliefs and many lose interest over time. Those who stick with it will hopefully fall in love with Islam over time and come to respect and welcome naseeha as this is how we keep each other on the straight path. May Allah keep us steadfast. Ameen.
(In case you’re wondering, political and social justice interests are what led me to Islam; spirituality and love of God made me stay.)
Allah Guides whom He wills! “I am sorry, O prophet..” The man who made blasphemous movie accepts Islam!
Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film.
Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, Fitna. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Prophet (peace be upon him).
He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Prophet (pbuh) and that eventually led to his conversion.
He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West.
A member of the Dutch parliament and The Hague City Council, Doorn announced his decision to accept Islam on his Twitter profile. He also posted a tweet in Arabic declaring that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.”
At first, other users took the news as a joke. After all, an active supporter of a notorious Dutch hater of Islam, Wilders, he repeatedly approved Islamophobic statements and public actions, and personally participated in them.
But Doorn, who now serves as a regional adviser at the City Hall in The Hague, personally confirmed his decision to practice Islam in an official letter to the city mayor.
Most recently, the politician filed a formal application to the mayor of the city to allow him to perform prayers obligatory for Muslims during his working hours.
“I can understand people are skeptic, especially that it is unexpected for many of them,” Doorn told Al-Jazeera English satellite channel.
“This is a very big decision, which I have not taken lightly.”
“In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively researching the Qur’an, Hadith, Sunnah and other writings for almost a year now,” he said.
“In addition, I have had numerous conversations with Muslims about the religion.”
Driven by his party’s anti-Islam discourse, Doorn decided to dig in for the truth about the religion himself.
“I have heard so many negative stories about Islam, but I am not a person who follows opinions of others without doing my own research,” he said. “Therefore, I have actually started to deepen my knowledge of Islam out of curiosity.”
The 46-year-old has continued on The Hague Council as an independent candidate since splitting from Wilders’s party. Doorn’s decision to embrace Islam has won mixed reactions in the Netherlands.
“According to some people I am a traitor, but according to most others I have actually made a very good decision,” he told Al-Jazeera.
“The reactions are generally positive and I also received quite some support via twitter.
“It feels good that people who do not know me personally have understanding of my situation and support me in my choice.”
Asked if he now regretted joining the Freedom Party, he replied: “I have learned that every experience in life has a purpose. However, with the knowledge I have today, I would have undoubtedly made a different choice.”
For the Dutch politician, finding Islam was finally guiding him to the true path in his life. “I have made mistakes in life as many others. From these mistakes I have learned a lot,” Doorn said.
“And by my conversion to Islam I have the feeling that I finally found my path. I realize that this is a new start and that I still have much to learn as well.”